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Thumbprint Winter Warmer - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 01-05-2013)
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cradke

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy Orange. Very fluffy head. Nice lacing and streaming carbonation

Smell: Faded citrus matched with some pete. Some acidic hops. Docile but approachable and satisfying. Wish it was a bit more pronounced.

Taste: Orange peel and hops again. More scotch notes, especially in the aftertaste. Very approachable yet again. A standard of NG.

Mouthfeel: A little bit thin but nothing crazy. Enjoyable and decent carbonation.

Overall: A solid beer. Good notes, complexity, and flavor. I wish some of these beers they would turn the flavor up to 11 instead of 6-7 but thats their trademark. Nothing over the top and enjoying the moderation of a good, balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 23:54:38 | More by cradke
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2013 18:07:01 | More by imperialking
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brandoman63

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

05-09-2013 02:42:25 | More by brandoman63
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-06-2013 22:20:24 | More by kylehay2004
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2013 04:33:35 | More by BYOFB
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-01-2013 02:51:02 | More by Localdrinklax
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2013 02:02:49 | More by PopnLoads
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dirtylou

Washington

3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz Kyle Singler, hair of the dog tulip

lovely looking beer - bright orange body, ripe foamy white head. Unlike any winter warmer i've had - dominant notes of honey, toffee, booze, flowers. Tastes more belgian than scottish to me - reminds me of some crazy batch from mishawaka more than anything. This one probably doesn't need to be brewed again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:01:57 | More by dirtylou
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangey-copper into a tulip glass. Two fingers of light white rocky head that soon breaks down, showing a faint haze.

The aroma is a bit tame. Raisin and brown sugar, with wood and grass and metal barrel. Nicest thing about the aroma is a faint Belgian yeast / gumball / butterscotch in the nose.

Momentarily sweet on the front end, but only for an instant. Mild hop bitterness accompanies the sweetness through to the throat. A little smoke. Sugary dried fruit of the fruitcake variety, think maraschino cherry and fig (plus sugary coconut!). The grassy hops ride the significant carbonation up into the sinuses. No sign of the 9% alcohol anywhere.

Wish this had more body, though the refreshing carbonation has its own appeal. Finishes super dry.

If you're looking for a syrupy/spicy sweet winter warmer, look elsewhere. This is all imperial Scotch Ale. Yet a very New Glarus take on the Scotch Ale--crisp and refreshing, fruity, earthy, with a bit of hop bite and sharp mouthfeel that dries the style. Oh, man, as it warms, it drifts deliciously closer to the buttery-sweet center of the Scotch Ale tradition.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 03:25:10 | More by martyl1000
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-22-2013 12:32:49 | More by Craftonly23121
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-21-2013 21:51:07 | More by Bowers-Brew
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M1A2

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2013 14:54:38 | More by M1A2
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-15-2013 23:00:18 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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scott2269

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-14-2013 18:01:24 | More by scott2269
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morimech

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper color with a massive head that hung around for a long while. The head settles to a thick cap. Massive amounts of lacing is left down the glass.

Strong caramel and alcohol aroma. Hints of toffee and earth.

Alcohol is really strong in the flavor. To go along with the warmth there is sweet caramel, toasted bread, and toffee.

Full bodied with pleasant carbonation. The alcohol makes it a little harsh on the palate but breaks up the sweetness.

A sipper for sure. A little difficult to drink because of the alcohol heat, but will ward off the cold on a winters night.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 22:24:35 | More by morimech
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2013 05:17:16 | More by stortore
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-11-2013 04:33:03 | More by NorthSideSean
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-06-2013 21:45:37 | More by nmann08
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-05-2013 13:32:04 | More by doucmehu
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-05-2013 01:26:13 | More by olafphysics
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a clear caramel colored orange hue. Produced a really nice cap of white froth with great retention and plenty of clumpy lacing left behind as it took its time dissipating.

(S)- A very vibrant and fresh smelling sweet caramel and toffee malts. Faint hints at honey, oatmeal, and a subtle spicy finish. Really nice aroma overall for the style.

(T)- Very reminiscent of the smell. The sweet malts are in full swing with caramel and toffee with subtle bits of honey. It finishes in a really nice dry biscuit-like yeast and subtle spice.

(M)- A smooth feeling and fitting carbonation level. I really like the complexity of the sweet malt base that explodes off the tongue. This is complimented very well with that slightly dry, slightly spicy finish. And at 9%ABV, this is deceiving!

(O)- I honestly really have trouble enjoying most Wee Heavies/ Scottish ales due to how sweet and cloying they can tend to be for me. Of the few that have really shined in my eyes, this was a definite surprise for the style. Very enjoyable and one of the easiest to drink I have had in quite some time. Leave it up to New Glarus for always coming through and making another high quality, classic to style beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 23:34:48 | More by sweemzander
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-03-2013 12:48:59 | More by hopswap1
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2013 00:36:48 | More by Fusebuddy
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Thanks Lukaski for picking this brew up for me.

Rusty amber color. Good bubbling. Nice off white head after the pour and some strong film o' foam for all twelve ounces.

Sweet malt and somewhat banana like yeast aromas. Smells malty sweet and inviting. But the aroma for this style of beer seemed a little off.

There's some cracker, biscuit, and a little bread crust malt flavor. The rest is dominated by booze. Pretty hot beer here. Does NOT taste the way it smells at all. Bitter alcoholic finish.

I won't buy this beer again. I was definetly disappointed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 12:29:15 | More by scruffwhor
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-26-2013 17:18:44 | More by alpenglocken
Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.